marsupium

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin marsūpium, from Ancient Greek μαρσίππιον (marsíppion), diminutive of μάρσιππος (mársippos, pouch), perhaps of Oriental origin.

Noun[edit]

marsupium (plural marsupiums or marsupia)

  1. The external pouch in which female marsupials rear and feed the young.
  2. A brood pouch in some fishes, crustaceans and insects in the family Monophlebidae.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin marsūpium.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmɑrsupium/, [ˈmɑ̝rs̠uˌpium]
  • Rhymes: -ium
  • Syllabification(key): mar‧su‧pi‧um

Noun[edit]

marsupium

  1. (zoology) marsupium

Declension[edit]

Inflection of marsupium (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
nominative marsupium marsupiumit
genitive marsupiumin marsupiumien
partitive marsupiumia marsupiumeja
illative marsupiumiin marsupiumeihin
singular plural
nominative marsupium marsupiumit
accusative nom. marsupium marsupiumit
gen. marsupiumin
genitive marsupiumin marsupiumien
partitive marsupiumia marsupiumeja
inessive marsupiumissa marsupiumeissa
elative marsupiumista marsupiumeista
illative marsupiumiin marsupiumeihin
adessive marsupiumilla marsupiumeilla
ablative marsupiumilta marsupiumeilta
allative marsupiumille marsupiumeille
essive marsupiumina marsupiumeina
translative marsupiumiksi marsupiumeiksi
abessive marsupiumitta marsupiumeitta
instructive marsupiumein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of marsupium (Kotus type 5/risti, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative marsupiumini marsupiumini
accusative nom. marsupiumini marsupiumini
gen. marsupiumini
genitive marsupiumini marsupiumieni
partitive marsupiumiani marsupiumejani
inessive marsupiumissani marsupiumeissani
elative marsupiumistani marsupiumeistani
illative marsupiumiini marsupiumeihini
adessive marsupiumillani marsupiumeillani
ablative marsupiumiltani marsupiumeiltani
allative marsupiumilleni marsupiumeilleni
essive marsupiuminani marsupiumeinani
translative marsupiumikseni marsupiumeikseni
abessive marsupiumittani marsupiumeittani
instructive
comitative marsupiumeineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative marsupiumisi marsupiumisi
accusative nom. marsupiumisi marsupiumisi
gen. marsupiumisi
genitive marsupiumisi marsupiumiesi
partitive marsupiumiasi marsupiumejasi
inessive marsupiumissasi marsupiumeissasi
elative marsupiumistasi marsupiumeistasi
illative marsupiumiisi marsupiumeihisi
adessive marsupiumillasi marsupiumeillasi
ablative marsupiumiltasi marsupiumeiltasi
allative marsupiumillesi marsupiumeillesi
essive marsupiuminasi marsupiumeinasi
translative marsupiumiksesi marsupiumeiksesi
abessive marsupiumittasi marsupiumeittasi
instructive
comitative marsupiumeinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative marsupiumimme marsupiumimme
accusative nom. marsupiumimme marsupiumimme
gen. marsupiumimme
genitive marsupiumimme marsupiumiemme
partitive marsupiumiamme marsupiumejamme
inessive marsupiumissamme marsupiumeissamme
elative marsupiumistamme marsupiumeistamme
illative marsupiumiimme marsupiumeihimme
adessive marsupiumillamme marsupiumeillamme
ablative marsupiumiltamme marsupiumeiltamme
allative marsupiumillemme marsupiumeillemme
essive marsupiuminamme marsupiumeinamme
translative marsupiumiksemme marsupiumeiksemme
abessive marsupiumittamme marsupiumeittamme
instructive
comitative marsupiumeinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative marsupiuminne marsupiuminne
accusative nom. marsupiuminne marsupiuminne
gen. marsupiuminne
genitive marsupiuminne marsupiumienne
partitive marsupiumianne marsupiumejanne
inessive marsupiumissanne marsupiumeissanne
elative marsupiumistanne marsupiumeistanne
illative marsupiumiinne marsupiumeihinne
adessive marsupiumillanne marsupiumeillanne
ablative marsupiumiltanne marsupiumeiltanne
allative marsupiumillenne marsupiumeillenne
essive marsupiuminanne marsupiumeinanne
translative marsupiumiksenne marsupiumeiksenne
abessive marsupiumittanne marsupiumeittanne
instructive
comitative marsupiumeinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative marsupiuminsa marsupiuminsa
accusative nom. marsupiuminsa marsupiuminsa
gen. marsupiuminsa
genitive marsupiuminsa marsupiumiensa
partitive marsupiumiaan
marsupiumiansa
marsupiumejaan
marsupiumejansa
inessive marsupiumissaan
marsupiumissansa
marsupiumeissaan
marsupiumeissansa
elative marsupiumistaan
marsupiumistansa
marsupiumeistaan
marsupiumeistansa
illative marsupiumiinsa marsupiumeihinsa
adessive marsupiumillaan
marsupiumillansa
marsupiumeillaan
marsupiumeillansa
ablative marsupiumiltaan
marsupiumiltansa
marsupiumeiltaan
marsupiumeiltansa
allative marsupiumilleen
marsupiumillensa
marsupiumeilleen
marsupiumeillensa
essive marsupiuminaan
marsupiuminansa
marsupiumeinaan
marsupiumeinansa
translative marsupiumikseen
marsupiumiksensa
marsupiumeikseen
marsupiumeiksensa
abessive marsupiumittaan
marsupiumittansa
marsupiumeittaan
marsupiumeittansa
instructive
comitative marsupiumeineen
marsupiumeinensa

Latin[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek μαρσίππιον (marsíppion), diminutive of μάρσιππος (mársippos, pouch).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

marsūpium n (genitive marsūpiī or marsūpī); second declension

  1. pouch, purse
    • 405 CE, Jerome, Vulgate Proverbs.1.14:
      sortem mitte nōbīscum, marsūpium ūnum sit omnium nostrum
      Cast in thy lot with us, let us all have one purse. (Douay-Rheims trans., Challoner rev.; 1752 CE)

Declension[edit]

Second-declension noun (neuter).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative marsūpium marsūpia
Genitive marsūpiī
marsūpī1
marsūpiōrum
Dative marsūpiō marsūpiīs
Accusative marsūpium marsūpia
Ablative marsūpiō marsūpiīs
Vocative marsūpium marsūpia

1Found in older Latin (until the Augustan Age).

Descendants[edit]

  • English: marsupium
  • Italian: marsupio
  • Spanish: marsupio

References[edit]

  • marsupium”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • marsupium in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette
  • marsupium”, in Harry Thurston Peck, editor (1898) Harper's Dictionary of Classical Antiquities, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • marsupium”, in William Smith et al., editor (1890) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Antiquities, London: William Wayte. G. E. Marindin